Mr. Roy And The Coyote

Friday, August 16, 2013

Roy,

I enjoyed your post about crows. Dogs are used to chase geese, seagulls, and whatever all plants themselves where we don't want them. Sorry Chattanooga State is a little slow on the uptake with that, but it is a good non-lethal solution. However, the coyote thing, well you are a bit wet about that.

I lived in the west for many years, and had the occasion to shoot coyotes for ranchers who had, in the past, graciously allowed us to hunt on their land. Usually most ranchers plagued with too many varmints use every trick they and their buddies can think of before they ask for help. On more than one occasion a rancher had tried the hang the dead coyote on a fence post trick. Cutting to the chase; other coyotes just came up and dined on the remains of their brethren, with all proper thanks I'm sure, then returned to whatever stock young they had been eating before Mr. Rancher posted them a meal.

Reason that I say this is that if everyone with a coyote problem around here, who reads your posts, shoots a coyote and posts him up as dinner for his buddies, who I'm sure give all do thanks for the meal or whomever else is nearby, well the stink is going to be just terrible. I suggest that instead, if you have a coyote 'problem' just remove the food source, whatever it may be, so they look else where. Sure, Fido and Fluffy can't stay out all night, but as long as an easy food source is available the coyote will hang around as well.

Harry Uffalussy


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